I have a laptop running on Windows Vista connected to a Epson Stylus CX9400 Fax printer via USB connectiuon. I have a wireless network with two other desktop PC's running with Windows XP. I can print from these two XP PC's to the Epson shared printer connected to the Vista laptop. I have another laptop running on Ubuntu version 8.04 and trying to set this Ubuntu PC up with the shared printer. When I follow the instructions to add a printer for network printing the Ubuntu PC finds the network WORKGROUP/STYEVE-PC but will not print to the shared printer., My settings say:
Device URL: smb//workgroup/steve-pc
Make & Model: Epson Stylus CX9400-CUPS+gutenprint v5.0.2 Simplified
Printer State: Processing
Default Printer: This is the default printer
When I try to print the print screen has selected the Epson Stylus CX9400
Status: Unable to connect to CIFS host' will try again in 60 seconds
FYI, when I connect the Epson USB cable directly to the Umbuntu laptop its prints, so I assume the Umbuntu machine recognizes the Epson drivers.
Can someone help me connect to this shared printer?